Joe Gonzales has worked in the Oceanside School District for over 28 years. He began his careers working with students who were up for expulsion from the district, keeping his students current in their courses and mentor them to go before the School Board of Education to explain why they should be allowed to stay and continue their education in the OUSD school system. He then started teaching at El Camino High School. He has taught Psychology and U.S. History, and for the last 10 years, U.S. Government and Economics. He also helped to create the Ethnic Studies curriculum for his district and taught the original classes for two years. He is presently enrolled in the Ethnic Teachers Certificate program for California. Joe is proud to be part of El Camino High’s Veterans Celebration, one of the longest-running Veterans Celebration programs in California.